Next Monthly Sketch Outing

Sunday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.: Bell Street Pier & waterfront
See Monthly Outing page for details.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Solstice Cafe 12/14, from stool looking down on Mustachioed man, great vantage point for people-drawing


If you notice, the man has almost no bottom lip.  I tried to draw him before and kept flattening the depiction, drawing the bottom lip I knew was there.  This was dissatisfying because it didn't match what I was actually seeing, my brain was skewing the plane to be flat and include what wasn't there.  Having two different planes on one face isn't cubism, its lazy and would pull his head apart.  After I recognized this, I banged out this drawing and really loved it because it matched vision with action.


  1. I tried to draw someone like that recently...sometimes you just have to believe what your eyes are telling you!